Bridgeway and Cleveland Christian Home
join to form Community Care Network

(Plain Press, August 2004) On July 1, 2004 , Bridgeway and Cleveland Christian Home formed the Community Care Network (CCN) to become Cleveland ’s largest nonprofit behavioral health care provider organization serving children, adults and families.

CCN will combine the strengths of Bridgeway, a 43-year-old mental health provider for adults and families, and the Cleveland Christian Home , a 104-year-old agency serving abused, neglected and mentally ill children and their families. CCN harnesses the service assets of two of the region’s largest social service providers, connecting them in a coordinated system at over 25 locations throughout Cuyahoga County . Together, these two agencies serve over 4,000 people a year, administer a budget of 24 million, and employ over 450 staff members.

Through creative community partnerships, Bridgeway and the Cleveland Christian Home will continue to serve their respective clients and consumers. A Chief Operating Officer will be in charge of running each agency’s programs. It is anticipated that the merging of agency’s administrative services will gain efficiencies for both agencies, helping to ensure their ability to deliver services amidst a predicted decrease in future health and human services funding sources.

David J. Lundeen, President and Chief Executive Officer of the newly formed Community Care Network and former Chief Executive Officer of Cleveland Christian Home, states “improving community health through partnership building is the goal of the network. The CCN board believes its high quality staff and innovative management approach will achieve improved and expanded services for children, adults, and families.”

In December 2004, CCN will highlight its community services through the opening of the CCN Community Center at 3146 Scranton Road, in the former Central Catholic High School.


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